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Catherine McKinney


Email cmckinney@kleymanfirm.com

Phone 212-401-1977


Catherine McKinney joins the firm after two years clerking for Hon. Rachel A. Adams of Kings County Supreme Court, Matrimonial Part.  Ms. McKinney has prior experience working with divorcing couples as a New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) legal fellow in the Divorce Mediation Project, a NYLAG intern in the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, and as a student mediator in the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Divorce Mediation Clinic.   Ms. McKinney has additional prior legal experience as a Judicial Intern for Hon. Ronald L. Ellis of the Southern District of New York (SDNY), and as a Contract Attorney at MoloLamken LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Manhattan.

As a compliment to her focus on matrimonial and family issues during law school, Ms. McKinney has studied several other forms of dispute resolution – participating in mediation seminars in Israel in 2012, co-founding the Cardozo Philosophy and Law Society, and focusing her studies at New York University on national security and diplomacy – all of which have helped Ms. McKinney to develop a unique style for dealing with conflict.

Education & Bar Admission

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2014

New York University, Master of Arts, Politics & International Relations, 2011

Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, English, 2007

Professional Associations

New York City Bar Association

Brooklyn Bar Association

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Associatio

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Super Lawyers
  • Jacob Burns Medal, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Cardozo Service & Achievement Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa member, Academic Honors SocietyThe Law Firm 500.
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